Olivier Verscheure is the Director of the Swiss Data Science Center, a joint venture between EPFL and ETH Zurich. Prior to that, Olivier was with IBM Research for over 16 years; first, at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center, NY as a Research Manager and Senior member of the research staff for over 10 years, then as a Senior Research Manager and Program Director of the newly established IBM Research lab in Dublin, Ireland, for 6 years. Olivier received 2 IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards, published 100 research papers in top international forums, two of which were awarded Best Paper.